Israel celebrate 64th Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut

Yesterday Israel celebrated it’s 64th Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut.
A look into the celebrations at PJCC , Peninsula Jewish Community Center

To check out what else the PJCC has to offer:
800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404
P: 650-378-2721
F: 650-378-2799

As you walk in to the PJCC, you are greeted with the lovely volunteers.
Take a flag, stickers, pins, schedule of activities etc. and in you go.
First you’ll come across the Artists Shuk (Craft Vendors).

Bezu Designs, handcrafted arts by Cheryl Selman
Cheryl and her daughter are painting yamaka (kippah, kipa) as well as create them from glass and crystals.

Robin Raphael Simke
Robin is a talented lady who paints on glass.

This table was a collective from Starr Stevens Judaica Shop
P 650-697-2266
It is operated by the Peninsula Temple Sholom.
You will find unique gifts for all occasions.

Gila Sagy, Fused Glass Art
Gila creates Jewelry, photo holders, Wine bottle cheese boards and Mezuzah cases.

Ceramics by Marcelle by Marcelle Walliser
Marcelle creates handmade stoneware pottery, Bowls, mugs, soap dishes, Jewelry and so much more.
Everything is food safe, oven safe and microwave safe. They are dishwasher safe unless otherwise stated.

Peace in Mind by Lori Wick
Mixed media artist who creates original framed art from paper, ribbons and textiles.
On each pieces is a hand written blessing.

To keep the kids happy, they could listen to stories in Hebrew.
A few of the family activities:
Make a luggage tag
Masada obstacle course
Face painting
Bounce house
And so much more!

Enjoy the Puppet show, Apartment for Rent (Dira Le’haskir)

Israeli food by, The Flying Falafel
You can find a story about the origin of falafel on The Flying Falafel site.

Indoor and outdoor seating to choose from.
Don’t worry, pizza sold on PJCC grounds were not harmed!

Checking out the community mural.
Great job ladies!

Something for everyone, various activities, Israeli dance instruction or the Peninsula Synagogue Israel video trip.

Israel’s Independence Day celebrations at the PJCC came to conclusion with several speakers, youth choir and Micha Biton’s performance.

All pictures were taken with approval by the artist.

Hope you enjoyed Israel’s Independence Day celebrations at the PJCC!
Didn’t make it this year? Try and make it to next year.
This event is FREE to the public.

You can check out more information about Yom Ha’Atzmaut Community Celebration (Israel Independence Day)

Blue Star of David Memory Wire Bracelet

The nice thing about a memory wire Bracelet is that you don’t need to worry about the fit, as well as, no need to fiddle with a clasp.

Start by using the right tools, memory wire sheers.
Cutters are not designed to be used with this product, they will not cut any longer if you use them on memory wire.
You will also achieve a clean safe edge when using memory wire sheers.

Memory wire is a spring like wire that holds designs snug against your skin.
Sizes of memory wire packs varies.

String your complimentary color of beads onto the memory wire until you are happy with the size you get.
I suggest you overlap a little.

Once you are happy with the size, use your memory wire sheers and cut.

Use round nose pliers to form loop at the end of the wire.

Twist against the curve of the wire to form a loop.

Check size again, add or remove a few beads if necessary.
Form a loop on the other end of the Bracelet.

You want the loop close to your last bead.

Have it snug but not too tight.

Your Bracelet can be done at this point.
You may want to add a charm to it.

Open a Jumprings with 2 pliers.
Remember, twist, don’t pull it apart.

Add your charm and attach to one of the loops on your Bracelet.
In this case Star of David charm that has a loop on top.
By attaching the charm to a jumpring first you will get more movement to your Jewelry piece.


Let’s create something!